Samdech Techo Hun Sen Calls on U.S to Collect its Chemical Bombs from Cambodia

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AKP , September 27, 2017 –Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, appealed here this morning to the U.S. to collect its chemical bombs from Cambodia, not just its soldiers’ remains and debts.

Those chemical bombs cannot be destroyed in Cambodia, so the U.S. should bring them back and destroy them at any possible place, stressed Samdech Techo Hun Sen while presiding a get-together with more than 10,000 garment and textile workers at Chak Angre Leu, Khan Meanchey.

The premier also suggested that the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) invites the U.S. ambassador to visit the U.S. chemical bomb sites in Svay Rieng province.

According to CMAC, these two bombs contained dangerous chemical substances. These bombs were reported by citizens as having been dropped by the U.S. during the war in 1970. These were believed that they are a type of chemical bomb placed in 220-liter tanks containing chemical substances and explosives. The chemicals cause suffocation, prematurely born babies and watering of the eyes.

These two bombs were discovered in a primary school and a pagoda in Svay Rieng province’s Romeas Hek district. These types of bomb have been found in many provinces including Svay Rieng, Prey Veng, Mondulkiri, Rattanakiri and Kratie.

It is believed that the U.S. dropped some two million bombs of 800,000 tons on Cambodia from 1963 to 1975.

By Khan Sophirom